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Police raid Taksim Square: An Update on Amnesty Action

In recent days, the Turkish government sent mixed signals regarding its response to the wave of protests that have swept the country.  On the one hand, Prime Minister Erdogan warned that “even patience has an end”; on the other, plans … Continue reading

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More disturbing Images from Istanbul

It has become a grim pattern.  Peaceful protests confronted by legions of police.  The use of water cannons or, as was the case yesterday, tear gas. Allegations of excessive force, which are almost never investigated.  According to media sources, security … Continue reading

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